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Pirates on brink of softball title; That’s Your Problem stay alive

- in Juliette Penn Fastpitch Softball Championships
That's Your Problem (blue) held on to win and stay alive in the Juliette Penn Women’s Fastpitch Championship. Photo: Charlie E. Jackson/VINO
Winning pitcher for That's Your Problem, Thea Cooke. Photo: Charlie E. Jackson/VINO
Winning pitcher for That's Your Problem, Thea Cooke. Photo: Charlie E. Jackson/VINO
Akira Phillip denies Annecha Graham a run scoring opportunity. Photo: Charlie E. Jackson/VINO
Akira Phillip denies Annecha Graham a run scoring opportunity. Photo: Charlie E. Jackson/VINO
Dareah Malone takes evasive action. Photo: Charlie E. Jackson/VINO
Dareah Malone takes evasive action. Photo: Charlie E. Jackson/VINO
Opposition Leader and Third District Representative, Hon Julian Fraser RA (2nd from right) was among the spectators on July 10, 2016. Photo: Charlie E. Jackson/VINO
Opposition Leader and Third District Representative, Hon Julian Fraser RA (2nd from right) was among the spectators on July 10, 2016. Photo: Charlie E. Jackson/VINO
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Pirates cruised to a 9-2 win against Power Outage in game four of the Juliette Penn Men’s Fastpitch Championship to take a 3-1 lead in the best of seven series at the E. Walwyn Brewley Softball Field in Road Town on Sunday July 10, 2016.

The weekend’s action got underway on Friday July 8, 2016, when the Hawks put themselves one game away from the Women’s Championship with a 9-8 win against That’s Your Problem.

The Hawks had 11 hits, 4 errors and left 9 runners on base, whilst That’s Your Problem had 8 hits, 6 errors and left 7 runners on base.

The winning pitcher was Sheniqua Fahie and the loser was Chevaunne Richardson. Erica Frederick of Hawks went 2-5 with a triple, 2 runs scored and 2 runs batted in, Javelyn Frett went 2-3 with a double, a run scored and a run batted in and Jelisa Potter went 3-5 with a triple, 2 runs scored and a run batted in. Claury Scatliffe of That’s Your Problem went 2-4 with 2 runs scored and Darier Malone went 1-4 with a home run, a run scored and 3 runs batted in.

That’s Your Problem fight back

However, on Sunday, That’s Your Problem stayed alive after rushing into a 7-0 lead inside the first two innings and then holding on to claim a 9-7 victory to send the series to game five on Saturday July 16.

That’s Your Problem had 12 hits, 4 errors and left 6 runners on base, the Hawks had 7 hits, 3 errors and left 8 runners on base.

The winning pitcher was Thea Cooke and the loser was Perline Leonard. Akira Phillip of That’s Your Problem went 2-4 with a double, 2 runs scored and a run batted in, Tamara Phillip went 2-4 with 2 runs scored and 2 runs batted in and Tafara Phillip went 3-4 with 2 runs scored and 4 runs batted in. Perline Leonard of Hawks went 2-3 and Kareema Brown went 1-4 with 2 runs scored and a run batted in.

Hawks lead the series three games to one.

Pirates eying title

In the Men’s Championship, the Pirates first went up 2-1 in the series with a 9-2 win and then on Sunday, in game four, put themselves one win from the title with another win, 12-8.

The Pirates had 13 hits, 2 errors and left 2 runners on base, Power Outage had 7 hits, 2 errors and left 5 runners on base.

The winning pitcher was Allen ‘Woodrow’ Smith and the loser was Dariel Robinson. George Burrows of Pirates went 2-3 with a run batted in, Levron Saurauw went 2-3 with a double, 2 runs scored and a run batted in and Nikos Penn went 3-3 with 3 runs batted in.

Championship Series Schedule – Best of seven series

Friday July 15, 2016   7:00PM                       Ceremony for the renaming of the softball field

                                                                  Pirates VS Power Outage (Game 5)

Saturday July 16, 2016 6.00PM                      Hawks VS That’s Your Problem (Game 5)

Sunday July 17, 2016  6:00PM                       That’s Your Problem VS Hawks (Game 6 ?)

                                8:00PM                        Power Outage VS Pirates (Game 6 if necessary)

Friday July 22, 2016   7:00PM                        Hawks VS That’s Your Problem (Game 7?)

Saturday July 23, 2016 6:00PM                      Pirates VS Power Outage (Game 7 ?)

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